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Nine dead in Iraq chopper crash

All nine people on board a US military helicopter have been killed after it made an emergency landing in Iraq. The Black Hawk came down near the town of Falluja, west of Baghdad, the US military said, but the cause of the forced landing is not yet known. Falluja is a hotbed of the Iraqi insurgency and has seen several clashes between local people and US troops. Also on Thursday, a US cargo plane was forced to return to Baghdad airport after allegedly being hit by a missile. A US military statement confirmed the C-5 plane – with 63 people on board – had developed “excessive engine vibrations in their number four engine”. Unnamed officials said it had been hit by a surface-to-air missile. Full Story

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